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1 The Running of the Bulls - I Almost Got Trampled! (Vlog #10)

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So, leading up to the running of the bulls, I was really going back and forth as to whether or not I should do it. A lot of people were telling me that it was stupid, it was dangerous, it was crazy, but I realized in the end that if I didn't do it, I was gonna have regrets. So it took place a couple of days ago, I ran in the race and let me tell you, it was wild. So the race is made up of two main sections, first there's The Run, which is about 800 meters long, and after that the runners enter a bull ring, and they try to evade the bulls as they charge towards them. I decided not to film myself while I was running just because I wanted to have both my hands free, in case I needed to brace myself if I were to fall. Turns out that was a good idea. Luckily there were photographers around the street taking photos, so I was able to get some shots of myself. So they first fire a rocket and the bulls are released into the street. Once they come into view, the people just start running like crazy. The main danger here isn't the bulls, it's actually the people because you're in such a small alley, and there are 2000 people there, all pushing each other and getting in the way, and colliding with each other. It's really a chaotic environment. I'm running as fast as I can, I'm looking back to see where the bulls are, then looking forward and the looking back again. And suddenly, about 30 seconds into the race two people collided right in front of me, and I didn't have a chance to react, I ran right into them and fell on top of them. Now, at this point I was absolutely terrified because people are running as fast as they can behind me, the bulls are there too. I'm afraid I'm gonna get trampled. You can actually see me in this photo as I'm falling towards the ground. I was on the ground for about 4 or 5 seconds. Luckily I was able to pick myself up and keep running and I was sprinting as fast as I could. I made it into the bull ring before they closed the doors, so I was able to participate in the second part of the race as well. So at this point I pulled out my camera and started recording. And basically you've got several hundred people in the ring, just trying to get out of the way of a big bull as it runs towards them. So I stayed in the ring for about the first 5 minutes, and then I hopped over the fence and started watching from the sidelines. The locals consider it an insult if you try to grab the bull by the horns and wrestle it to the ground. And there was one guy who tried to do this and he was hanging on really tightly, and you know, trying to muscle this thing to the ground. And as soon as he started doing that, a bunch of people just rushed up to him and started laying into him, they were punching him as hard as they could, so he had to get up and he ran to the edge of the ring. They had to get a police escort to help him out of the ring, and even as he's walking out, you can see here, some people slap him in the back of the head, they were screaming curse words at him, they were throwing beer at him, they took it pretty seriously. All in all it was an absolutely crazy experience. I probably won't do it again, but I'm really glad that I did it.

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Posted by: dave73085 on Mar 18, 2016

1 The Running of the Bulls - I Almost Got Trampled! (Vlog #10)

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